Current Affairs

Prepare IAS Coaching

Current Affairs

Title : PM Poshan Shakti Nirman Scheme

Date : Nov 11, 2021

Description :


Prelims Specific


  • Why in News:
  • The existing Mid-Day Meal scheme, which provides hot meals to students, has been recently renamed as the National Scheme for PM Poshan Shakti Nirman.


  • About the Mid-Day meal scheme:
  • The National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in 1995. 
  • Objective: To enhance enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improve nutritional levels among children. 
  • In 2001 it became a cooked Mid Day Meal Scheme.
  • The Scheme covers children of classes I-VIII studying in government, government-aided schools, special training centres (STC) and madarsas/ maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). 
  • It is the largest school feeding programme in the world.
  • It is covered by the National Food Security Act, 2013.


  • Source à The Hindu


Tags : welfare schemes, mid day meal

Subscribe Daily newsletter